And it detracts from the scariness of the films IMO, is sexual abuse. I'm seeing it more and more and I can almost predict without error where the film is going . . . I think the scariest horror films deal with genuine malevolence - not some underhanded moral story. Or some ghost or spirit setting right the perpetrators of sexual abuse. I don't know how many of these films are written by women, but it seems like they're some bizarre catharsis to deal with the writers' own personal demons or something . . . Like, Silent House was one of the scariest films of the more recent ones I've seen . . . That was until I realized it was another of "oh THIS plot-line" . . . Then it was like, oh, ho-hum, victim gets vindicated, pervs exposed. Next. It started with An American Haunting . . . The Butterfly Effect had a similar idea (though not really a horror per se) . . . There's been a lot though only a few names come to mind. Just watched Apartment 142 (Emergo) and though yes, it had its scares, same theme . . . And I knew where it was going about 1/2 an hour into it. IMO bring back the old horrors where there was no "message" . . . No righteous indignation. The ghost/demon is bad just because it is - and THAT's what is terror-inducing.